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Lankelma is a leading company in the field of Cone Penetration Testing (CPT), site investigation and engineering consultancy for construction projects on both a national and international scale. We provide high-quality data relating to in-situ ground conditions in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Lankelma originally started as a Dutch family company in 1896 and specialised in water and gas wells for farms. Involvement in cone penetration testing began as early as the 1950’s.
Lankelma established in the UK in 1999. MD Eric Zon moved from Lankelma Netherlands to head this new venture as MD and shareholder. Lankelma Netherlands took a 50% shareholding and Ben Magee joined as Operations Director and shareholder. The combined knowledge in CPT has led Lankelma to maintain a prominent position in the UK’s geotechnical industry. Experience allows Lankelma to go beyond simply providing accurate data, to deliver high-quality interpretation and engineering input for our clients.
In 2004 Lankelma Netherlands sold its shares to Gardline Shipping Ltd, based in Great Yarmouth. A relationship with the Gardline Group enabled Lankelma to progress in the UK and make significant headway in marine environments. Established in 1969, Gardline Group were the UK’s largest independently owned marine geophysical, environmental and hydrographic survey company.
With the sale of the Gardline Group to Boskalis of the Netherlands in August 2017 Lankelma returned to private ownership, still with original shareholder and MD Eric Zon. Over the years Eric held several positions in the Gardline Group as MD of Gardline Geosciences Ltd and BD Director for the Gardline Group. He has retired from all his Gardline positions and now focuses solely on Lankelma.
Lankelma works once again as an independent company. In addition to its prominent position in the onland industry, Lankelma now also with a wealth of marine experience.